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Florence (Tuscany, Italy)


Last modified: 2003-01-18 by dov gutterman
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by André Serranho, 8 March 2001

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Florence Flag

From "The Encyclopedia of flags" by Alfred Znamierowski, 1999 [zna99]: 'The flag of Florence is taken from illustrations in the Cronaca del Sercambi (end of the 14th century).' Caption of the illustration: Civic banner of 14th century Florence.
Jarig Bakker, 23 December 1999

Above is the flag of Florence as flown from the Town Hall.
André Serranho, 8 March 2001

Florence Gonfalone

from <>, located by Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2002

There is a photo of the gonfalone at <>. It is a page of the Fiorentina website but this is the gonfalon of the city of Florence, dating from the end of the 11th century.
Jarig Bakker, 5 September 1999

From <>:
"The "Gonfalone" is a large flag which is kept inside Palazzo Vecchio -- Florence's City Hall -- that came to Philadelphia as part of a "ceremonial gift" on the occasion of Splendor of Florence and the renewing of the Sister City Pact between the two cities. When this flag travels -- only on official visits -- it is accompanied by five men in Renaissance costume (shown below) who also play instruments dating back to the period. "
Dov Gutterman, 15 August 2002

Flag at the Municipal Stadium

On the website of the new soccer team of Florence (, Italy, a municipal flag can be seen flying on top of the municipal stadium. See: <>. it is similar to the one above, but it includes very nice and distinctive red borders.
Jose C. Alegria, 8 January 2003

Florence Coat of Arms

by Andre' Serranho

Florence City Subdivisions

I located 20 flags at <>. Anyone recognizes them ?
Dov Gutterman, 21 March 1999

Those are flags of neighborhoods of Florence in the XIV century. I didn't understand it perfecly, but these flags seem to have had either military or sportive character.
Jorge Candeias, 21 March 1999

Those are the Florentine flags used in the medieval game of calcio. They can be seen also at <>.
Jarig Bakker, 16 December 1999